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Old January 7th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Ray-C in Lapeer Sucks

Took the sons go-kart wheels up to the local tire place to get new ones mounted he got for his birthday. They were unable to get the new ones mounted because their machine would not go small enough. they were nice enough not to charge me anything for dismounting. Went next door to Ray C motor cycle shop because they also work on ATVs. My fault for not asking first but they raped me $50 for mounting 2 little go kart tires. What a bunch of crooks! Cheap bastards didn't even install new valve stems!

So if going to Ray C's be sure to take your check book and lots of vaseline!

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Old January 7th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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My fault for not asking first but they raped me $50 for mounting 2 little go kart tires.
This.

You should have asked first, then walked when they told you $50. Once they had them mounted they had your tires as hostage for you to pay.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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Where did you buy the tires? I know a lot of times they charge extra if you bring in tire that aren't from them. At my work we give a discount for press work if you but the parts from us, if you buy them from another auto parts store you pay full price.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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Learn how to use tire irons and save your monies.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Should've came to rowleys tire and auto, we can more then likely get them mounted, we have a regular customer that brings in shifter cart rims and tires and we can mount/dismount them
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #6
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Shoot me a pm next time - I'd be happy to do it for free to see a kid have a go cart.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #7
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Its pretty close to the right price for atv/dirt bike tires, fromwhat I understand they are a bitch to do
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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Its pretty close to the right price for atv/dirt bike tires, fromwhat I understand they are a bitch to do
They are if you've never done them and don't have everything you need to do it right - and in general - the smaller the diameter, the more difficult. Hardest tires I've dealt with to date has been some little 17" dirtbike tires.

I bought a changing stand, some good levers and now it is much better. Sometimes a pain, but never impossible.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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I agree the smaller they are the harder they are, but its all about the technique used !!
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Old January 7th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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I emailed that guy to stop posting 400 posts on craigslist selling new sleds, because he was literally posting 50-60 a day and it made it impossible to look through the threads.

The owner emailed me back giving me his cell phone number saying if I had a "problem" with him, he would meet me anywhere to settle it.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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I sent him yours, I think he needs a piece of your mind.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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its the cost of doing business, the fact of the matter is you should have asked a price up front and walked if you had a problem with it. then you could have wasted 20 dollars in gas and 3 hours of your time driving around to find a place to do it cheaper and payed 30 dollars.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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Should've came to rowleys tire and auto, we can more then likely get them mounted, we have a regular customer that brings in shifter cart rims and tires and we can mount/dismount them
Shift kart and Go kart are two diff worlds, A big difference in tire and rim size!!!!!



As for the tire change if you lived close i would have done it for free!! I have a soft spot for when it comes to kids, its hard to even tell my son no lol.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #14
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Do you regularly have things done by other people without asking how much it is going to cost?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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Question to the OP

How much should it have cost in your opinion.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #16
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Question to the OP

How much should it have cost in your opinion.
not the OP but 20 bucks sounds fair to me for 2 small tires.

im getting ready to attempt it myself on my mini bike tires. and i have never changed a tire! wish me luck!
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #17
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we do them for 10-15 a tire at cj auto and truck in lapeer
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #18
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we do them for 10-15 a tire at cj auto and truck in lapeer
thats not to bad at all.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #19
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Shift kart and Go kart are two diff worlds, A big difference in tire and rim size!!!!!



As for the tire change if you lived close i would have done it for free!! I have a soft spot for when it comes to kids, its hard to even tell my son no lol.
Yeah no shit there's a difference, shifter kart tires are smaller side wall and stiffer and harder to dismount and mount, so depending on the size of the go kart tire, they are more like lawn and garden tires which we do all the time..and therefore not charge $50 like ray c's the guy with the shifter kart came to my shop cuz ray c's was expensive and we were a lot cheaper, he changes his tires almost every race or 2,
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Old January 8th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #20
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I fought with them for a an hour. only succeeded in dent the rims a little. I know my bad for not asking first. Was frustrated and trying to make the kid happy. Just wanted it done. Knew it would be cost more there but was only expecting $20 or so seeing how dismount was already done. and maybe some 50 cent new valve stems.

I always ask first, this was 1 in a 1000 I didn't and it bit me in the butt. made this post to vent and as a lesson to all the youngsters out there.

I'll go to Rowley's next time, thanks for the heads up.
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